“We’re going to see breakthroughs in some of those projects that enable yields to be obtained by more regular consumers as central banks do what they believe they need to do to rescue this cascading collapse of the economy,” said Lubin, of ConsenSys (which funds an editorially independent Decrypt), adding, “I think we are going to see people rush into alternatives that will be better for people in terms of preserving their wealth.”
Bluetooth is a ubiquitous communications protocol with countless applications in consumer electronics, healthcare, industrial automation, and asset tracking. With Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Mesh now added as a network layer, there are even greater opportunities for simultaneous control and monitoring of hundreds—even thousands—of devices. These new capabilities come with added complexity for developers, though.
“We removed 5 Pages, 20 Facebook accounts, and 6 Groups that originated in the US and focused domestically. Our investigation linked this activity to individuals associated with the QAnon network known to spread fringe conspiracy theories. We found this activity as part of our internal investigations into suspected coordinated inauthentic behavior ahead of the 2020 election in the US.”
Although blockchain is still most associated with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the emerging technology has the potential to offer multipurpose business applications for a range of industries. Media and entertainment offer an interesting use case because of two challenges the industry has struggled with as content has gone digital: the ability to protect as well as monetize intellectual property.
Blockchain technology is still in the early stages of development, but given the excitement around the many ways it could be put to use, it’s not too soon for media and entertainment companies to start thinking about the possible implications for their businesses and the industry as a whole. Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way content is produced, aggregated, distributed and consumed—and the possibilities for content creators, brokers and arbiters of intellectual property are too big to ignore.